Friday, 15 December 2017                

Australian Junior Chess Championships

Australian Junior Chess Championships


13th - 21st January, 2018


Early bird discount ends 1st December.

For full information, and to enter, please go to the official website.


Website:  Click here


What We Offer

Croydon Chess offers a fun and family-friendly environment suitable for chess players of all ages and skill levels.

We have a tiered coaching program for our junior players and coaching nights for our senior players.

We have regular tournaments for our Junior and Adult players ranging from fun events, such as Blitz (all moves in 5 minutes), through to more serious events such as the Croydon Open.

Croydon Chess is affiliated with Chess Victoria which, in turn, is an affiliate of the Australian Chess Federation.


Club Membership (2017 fees)
-- $70.00 / year for seniors
-- $50.00 / year for children
---- $30.00 / year for 2nd child
---- additional children free

Coaching Program for Juniors
-- 6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Youth (A division juniors) at Croydon RSL

    Juniors at Swinburne Croydon

    Please see here for more details

Senior Program
-- Start time: 7:30pm

ACF-rated Tournaments
-- usually $10.00* / tournament

-- $20.00* / tournament, if prize money is offered 

*members rates

Casual Play
-- $5.00 / visit



Sponsors and Supporters

Croydon Chess wishes to thank the following organisations instrumental in helping develop our club:

Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank Mooroolbark

LJ Hooker Mooroolbark L J Hooker


Northern Star Chess

Northern Star Chess - home of the Northern Star Chess Study Cards

 Maroondah City Council
Maroondah City Council

Chess Victoria

Swinburne University

World Top 10 for more details and full list



Latest News
Presentation Night - 7th Dec, 2017

We hope everyone enjoyed our Presentation Night. Many thanks to everyone who helped out - bringing food and cleaning up at the end of the night. The club is now closed until February next year (see dates in the right panel). Best wishes to everyone over Christmas and the New Year!


The full list of Prize Winners for 2017 can be seen here.


Presentation Night Blitz Results  

    1st   Guy West    5/5

    =2nd   Richard Goldsmith, Kyle Gibson,

              Chengyun Xu, Jayden Zhang,

              Garry Lycett, Jean Watson

              Tiger Zhao   4/5

Over 40 players took part. Here's the full results.


Latest ACF Ratings - Dec 2017

Major jumps in ACF Classic Rating rating:

        Chengyun Xu  [+245]

        Jean Watson  [+152]

Members Ratings are in the News section here.

Senior Coaching with IM Guy West - 30 Nov

Guy took us through the amazing and intricate tactics in a masterpiece by, the mentor of World Champion Mikhail Tal, Rashid Nezhmetdinov. The game can be seen here. Thanks Guy.

Latest Club Results - 24th Nov, 2017


Senior Club Championship final results : 

  Open: 1st   IM Guy West  6/7

           =2nd   Ian Birchall, Garry Lycett, Chris Potter

           Top junior   Gavyn Sanusi-Goh & Chengyun Xu (U800)

           U1600   Jean Watson, Mathew Cooke, George Meilicke

          U1100   John Fleming


  U800:    =1st    Eric Zheng, Hayden Ma   5.5/7

              =3rd    Jayden Zhang, Felix Cheng

                   (in tiebreak order)


See all results and the Open games (R1-7)


Junior Christmas Cracker final results :

  A-div: 1st  Gavyn Sanusi-Goh  5/5

           =2nd  Chengyun Xu & Ursula Arthur

  B-div: 1st  Timothy Brown  4.5/5

           =2nd   Urban Fu, Chunting Li, Analia Luscombe


See Results.

NY Wong =6th in Asian Seniors (+50)

FIDE Trainer and long-standing CCC member, Ngiam Yee Wong (NY), made a brief return to tournament chess in the Asian Seniors' Championship in Auckland (9-15th Oct). He finished =6th in the 50+ category. Well done NY!

Juniors perform well - 2nd Oct 2017

It's hard to keep up with the performances of some of our enthusiastic junior members:

Gavyn was one of a group recently selected to represent Australia in "The Belt and Road" School team's event in China. The team struggled  against strong competition from the big name countries in chess, e.g. India, China Hungary, USA and Russia, but did finish ahead of France.


Meanwhile, Chengyun and Tiger performed well in the local Noble Park CC "Knight's Cup" (1/10) for juniors. Tiger was the top player Under 8, defeating the winner of the tournament and other older, higher ranked players.  Chengyun was the top Under 10 and also came equal 3rd overall.

New Australian Grandmaster - 20th Sep

Sydney based 16 year old, Anton Smirnov, has just won a GM norm tournament in Greece, gaining the final requirement for him to become Australia's youngest ever grandmaster. Congratulations Anton!

End of Announcements
Upcoming events

Feb 01  Annual General Meeting 7:30pm

      Croydon RSL Hall - All welcome!


Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:

         Christmas holidays!

   Feb 08  Junior club resumes


Youth Club - Croydon RSL  (A-div. Juniors)

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:

        Christmas holidays!

  Feb 08  Youth club resumes


Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:30 pm -                

         Christmas holidays!

  Feb 08  Senior Club resumes with

                Croydon Open R1


Location - Senior & Youth Club
Location - Junior Club

Senior & Youth Club Meeting Place:

  Croydon RSL
  1 Civic Square
  Croydon VIC 3136

(Behind the EV Youth Centre

on Mt Dandenong Rd)

Google Map Link

Junior Club Meeting Place:

  Cafeteria (CF,CG)
  Swinburne University

  Croydon Campus

  Norton Rd

  Croydon VIC 3136

   See Campus Map


  Croydon Chess

  C/O Croydon RSL
  PO Box 75
  Croydon VIC 3136


0490 125 926




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Your Local Chess Club

Croydon Chess services the following areas:

Bayswater, Blackburn, Boronia, Box Hill, Chirnside Park, Croydon, Doncaster, Donvale, Ferntree Gully, Forest Hill, Glen Waverley, Healesville, Heathmont, Heatherdale, Kilsyth, Knox, Lilydale, Mitcham, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Mount Waverley, Narre Warren, Nunawading, Park Orchards, Ringwood, Rowville, Scoresby, Seville, Silvan, Templestowe, Vermont, Wandin, Wantirna, Warburton, Warrandyte, Wheelers Hill, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley (covering council areas of Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges).

We have also listed other Melbourne and Victorian clubs on our external links page.

Statement of Purpose

Croydon Chess exists to:

  • encourage the enjoyment of chess amongst residents of Croydon and surrounding suburbs
  • educate our community about the benefits of a lifetime of playing chess
  • train participants of all ages to become more technically proficient in their play
  • facilitate the running of structured (competitive) chess tournaments as well as informal (casual) play
  • provide a welcoming club environment that fosters development of productive, long-term relationships between our members

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